(July 1986)

DC, 1985 Series
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Price
1.00 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1986-04-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893125107
Editing
Robert Greenberger (editor); Len Wein (contributing editor); Marv Wolfman (consulting editor); Tom Condon (managing editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
limited series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (DC, 1985 series) #17 [Direct]. There exist further variants.

The writers and colorists are only credited on the inside front cover, not on each individual sequence, so we have listed all of them for each entry.

There are also credits for Peter Sanderson and E. Nelson Bridwell as researchers and Todd Klein for production.

On-sale date from DC Releases #26.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Who's Who / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
George Pérez (signed)
Inks
George Pérez (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nightshade; Night-Slayer; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Nightwing [Van-Zee]; Flamebird [Ak-Var]; Nocturna; Northwind; Nuclear Family [Dad; Mom; Biff; Sis; Brat; Dog]; Nuklon; Obsidian; Ocean Master; Olympian Gods [Aphrodite; Apollo; Ares; Artemis; Athena; Demeter; Hephaestus; Hera; Hermes; Hestia; Poseidon; Zeus]; OMAC; Omega Men [Nimbus; Ynda; Oho-Besh; Rynoc; Artin; Doc; Shlagen; Zirral]; Onyx; Orion; O.S.S. Agents [Control; Falcon]; The Outsider [Alfred Pennyworth]; Pakrat; Amazons; Parasite; Pariah; Patchwork Man; Peacemaker; Penguin; Per Degaton; Persuader

Indexer Notes

Wrap-around cover. The Outsiders, Outsiders Headquarters, and Paradise Island (excluding Amazons) do not appear.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Who's Who's Hows and Whys / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Nightshade (Table of Contents: 2)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
Cynthia Martin [as Cindy Martin]
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nightshade

Night-Slayer (Table of Contents: 3)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Bob Smith
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Night-Slayer; Nocturna (background); Batman (background); Robin [Jason Todd] (background)

Nightwing (Table of Contents: 4)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
George Pérez
Inks
George Pérez
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Robin [Dick Grayson] (background); Batman (background)

Nightwing and Flamebird (Table of Contents: 5)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Karl Kesel
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nightwing [Van-Zee]; Flamebird [Ak-Var]

Nimbus (Table of Contents: 6)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
Shawn McManus
Inks
Shawn McManus
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nimbus

Nocturna (Table of Contents: 7)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
Tom Mandrake
Inks
Tom Mandrake
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nocturna; Night-Slayer (background); Batman (background); Robin [Jason Todd] (background)

Northwind (Table of Contents: 8)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
Jerry Ordway
Inks
Mike Machlan
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Northwind; Fred Cantrell (background); Osoro (background); Hawkman [Carter Hall] (background)

Nuclear Family (Table of Contents: 9)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nuclear Family [Dad; Mom; Biff; Sis; Brat; Dog]

Nuklon (Table of Contents: 10)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
Jerry Ordway
Inks
Mike Machlan
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Infinity, Inc. [Nuklon; Jade (background); Obsidian (background); Northwind (background); Silver Scarab (background)]; Atom [Al Pratt] (background); Terri Kurtzberger Rothstein (background)

Obsidian (Table of Contents: 11)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
Jerry Ordway
Inks
Mike Machlan
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Obsidian; Jade (background)

Ocean Master (Table of Contents: 12)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
Craig Hamilton
Inks
Craig Hamilton
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ocean Master; Aquaman (background)

Olympian Gods (Table of Contents: 13)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
George Pérez
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Olympian Gods [Aphrodite; Apollo; Ares; Artemis; Athena; Demeter; Hephaestus; Hera; Hermes; Hestia; Poseidon; Zeus]

OMAC (Table of Contents: 14)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Greg Theakston (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
OMAC; Brother Eye (background)
Reprints

The Omega Men (Table of Contents: 15)

Who's Who / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
Shawn McManus
Inks
Shawn McManus
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Omega Men [Artin; Auron; Broot; Demonia; Doc; Elu; Felicity; The Green Man; Harpis; Kalista; Nimbus; Oho-Besh; Primus; Ryand'r; Rynoc; Shlagen; Tigorr; Uhlan; Ynda; Zirral]

Onyx (Table of Contents: 16)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
Jerome Moore
Inks
Dell Barras
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Onyx; Green Arrow (background)

Orion (Table of Contents: 17)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Greg Theakston
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
New Gods [Orion; Lightray (background); Highfather (background); Kalibak (background)]
Reprints

O.S.S. (Table of Contents: 18)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
Ric Estrada
Inks
Ric Estrada
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Office of Strategic Services [O.S.S.; Control; Dina; Falcon; Fleur; Sorcerer]

Outsider (Table of Contents: 19)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Karl Kesel
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Outsider [Alfred Pennyworth]; Batman (background); Robin (background)

Outsiders (Table of Contents: 20)

Who's Who / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Outsiders [Black Lightning; Geo-Force; Halo; Katana; Looker; Metamorpho; Dr. Jace]

Outsiders Headquarters (Table of Contents: 21)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Outsiders Headquarters; Outsiders [Geo-Force; Halo; Katana; Looker; Metamorpho; Black Lightning] (background)

Pakrat (Table of Contents: 22)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
Michael Chen [as Mike Chen]
Inks
Joe Delbeato [as Joe DelBeato]
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Pakrat

Paradise Island (Table of Contents: 23)

Who's Who / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
Jose Delbo
Inks
Greg Theakston
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Paradise Island; Reform Island; Science Island; Kangas; Amazons [Hippolyta (background)]

The Parasite (Table of Contents: 24)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
Denys Coawn
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Parasite; Superman (background)

Pariah (Table of Contents: 25)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
George Pérez
Inks
George Pérez
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Pariah

Patchwork Man (Table of Contents: 26)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
Steve Bissette
Inks
Steve Bissette
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Patchwork Man; Swamp Thing (background); Anton Arcane (background)

The Peacemaker (Table of Contents: 27)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
Gary Martin
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Peacemaker

The Penguin (Table of Contents: 28)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
Howard Bender
Inks
Bill Wray
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Penguin; Batman (background)
Reprints

Per Degaton (Table of Contents: 29)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
Todd McFarlane
Inks
Rick Magyar
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Per Degaton; Justice Society of America [JSA; Starman [Ted Knight]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Wonder Woman (Earth-2); Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]] (background)

Persuader (Table of Contents: 30)

Who's Who / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr (contributing writer); Joey Cavalieri (contributing writer); Paul Kupperberg (contributing writer); Paul Levitz (contributing writer); Barbara Randall (contributing writer); Greg Weisman (contributing writer); E. Nelson Bridwell (contributing writer); Peter Sanderson (contributing writer); Todd Klein (contributing writer)
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Pablo Marcos
Colors
Anthony Tollin; Len Wein; Tatjana Wood; Tom Ziuko
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fatal Five [Persuader; Emerald Empress (background)]; Element Lad (background)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Who's Who
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Who's Who's Hows and Whys
  3. 2. Nightshade
    Who's Who
  4. 3. Night-Slayer
    Who's Who
  5. 4. Nightwing
    Who's Who
  6. 5. Nightwing and Flamebird
    Who's Who
  7. 6. Nimbus
    Who's Who
  8. 7. Nocturna
    Who's Who
  9. 8. Northwind
    Who's Who
  10. 9. Nuclear Family
    Who's Who
  11. 10. Nuklon
    Who's Who
  12. 11. Obsidian
    Who's Who
  13. 12. Ocean Master
    Who's Who
  14. 13. Olympian Gods
    Who's Who
  15. 14. OMAC
    Who's Who
  16. 15. The Omega Men
    Who's Who
  17. 16. Onyx
    Who's Who
  18. 17. Orion
    Who's Who
  19. 18. O.S.S.
    Who's Who
  20. 19. Outsider
    Who's Who
  21. 20. Outsiders
    Who's Who
  22. 21. Outsiders Headquarters
    Who's Who
  23. 22. Pakrat
    Who's Who
  24. 23. Paradise Island
    Who's Who
  25. 24. The Parasite
    Who's Who
  26. 25. Pariah
    Who's Who
  27. 26. Patchwork Man
    Who's Who
  28. 27. The Peacemaker
    Who's Who
  29. 28. The Penguin
    Who's Who
  30. 29. Per Degaton
    Who's Who
  31. 30. Persuader
    Who's Who
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